During the monsoon season the Tnle Sap Lake is 10 meters higher than when we saw it today which in the dry season. The water feeds into the Meikong river in Vietnam. The dwellers in the floating village are migrants from Vietnam who now lives in Cambodia (could not get clear answers from the tour guide if they are in Cambodia legally). They live entirely on their makeshift boathouses and live off what they can catch from the lake (shrimps and fish). They are not connected to the electric grid so they use generators or solar panels for their TVs. There were close to 100 houseboats in the village we saw and there are 17 villages scattered around the lake.


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